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Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique

Mastering your brain smear technique Method: Place match-head sized piece of grey matter ~2 cm from end of glass slide Lay second slide on top of grey matter at right angles to the first Drag top glass slide sideways to the far end of the lower slide (gently squashes...
Protocol for performing bovine necropsy

Protocol for performing bovine necropsy

Protocol for performing bovine necropsy Video featuring Drs TF Jubb and FD Forrest, 2011. Excerpts used with permission by Meat & Livestock Australia. More...
Tips for sending fixed brains

Tips for sending fixed brains

Tips for sending fixed brains From the labs Go here for tips on brain removal Collect CSF for microbiology and cytology first. Obtain samples of cerebrospinal fluid by needle puncture of the dura mater at the foramen magnum before removing the brain from the cranium....
Getting a brain out intact

Getting a brain out intact

Getting a brain out intact How to remove a whole intact brain using a longitudinal craniotomy This is one┬ámethod of removing the brain without damaging it. We’re told that with practice the brain can be removed in less than one minute. WA DPIRD techniques for...
Collecting and transporting ocular fluids

Collecting and transporting ocular fluids

Collecting and transporting ocular fluids Ocular fluid biochemistry can help diagnose causes of sudden death. The eye is relatively isolated and protected so collection of ocular fluid up to 48 hours after death can add value in an investigation. Testing can include:...